Former President Donald Trump’s social media app has so far failed to become a major competitor to established social networks, The daily beast reported Monday.
the BeastTrump’s article, which was published at 4:46 a.m., listed Trump’s Truth Social as the 28th most popular social networking app on Apple’s App Store, but as of 11:51 a.m. it was in 36th place. .
The app, which had a rocky release in late February, initially rose to the top of Apple’s App Store social media charts, but has since sunk under “more obscure social networks like ‘Wizz’, “BeReal” and “Bloomer-random video chat,” according to the Beast.
Dating apps Plenty of Fish (#17) and BLK – Dating for Black Singles (#25) also outperform Truth Social, which narrowly edged out LGBT dating app Grindr (#39).
the Beast also notes that Truth Social’s downloads have fallen from a peak of 170,000 per day to less than 8,000 and that the app’s daily active user frame is extremely small – just over 500,000 compared to 217 million Twitter.
This reporter remains 476,784th on Truth Social’s waiting list.
Trump has touted Truth Social, essentially a Twitter clone with “truths” instead of “tweets,” as a platform for free speech, but it relies on the same automatic moderation software used by Facebook and Twitter. The app also offers terms of service that allow removal of any “annoying” content.[s]”Trump personally.